Tanqueray

Repotting and cutting back Sarracenia

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Hi all,

I bought my first Sarracenia this past weekend, Sarracenia x Excellens. It’s in a small seedling pot, is now a good time to re-pot it (it’s winter here in NZ), and what media should I stick it in? It appears to be in a sphagnum/perlite mix.

You’ll also note the dead growth on it, should I cut this back or just leave as is? Cheers

 

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Moss peat and perlite in a 50:50 mix. You can cut off the brown part but leave anything green.

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Is there any benefit in cutting back the brown parts when it comes to its new growth phase in spring?

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There is a chance that the dead leaf bases which clasp the rhizome can rot and spread fungal disease to the rhizome, but otherwise it just makes the plant look tidier.

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On 7/30/2019 at 9:05 PM, Tanqueray said:

Is there any benefit in cutting back the brown parts when it comes to its new growth phase in spring?

I cut off all the dead pitches and even the winter leaves in spring. It allows the sun to get deeper to the rhizome. Your plant will produce better pitchers if you cut it in spring time.

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Bear in mind some red tubed plants struggle to colour up if you cut everything off over winter.

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On 8/13/2019 at 11:56 AM, Alexis said:

Bear in mind some red tubed plants struggle to colour up if you cut everything off over winter.

I never knew that, could explain a lot! That's why I come on this forum - always snippets of useful info to learn. Thanks Alexis.

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